Welcome to CutTime Productions – the art of inspiring the whole community with classical arts!
Resetting classical music to serve a broader public, CutTime® creates new ways to present the symphony in cafes & clubs, homes & offices, churches & schools, and onstage. With two ensembles of 4-8 musicians, plus the Classical Revolution Detroit series, CutTime refreshes the classical sport, batting from a deep bench of lively classics, funky new compositions, game-changing metaphors and dramatic plays. Concerts and reading events are humorous and rich as hosted by founder, bassist-composer Rick Robinson (Mr. CutTime), a 22-year veteran of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. By building a smart new standard for validating new listeners with edu-tainment, activities and answers, CutTime means it’s time to cut loose to classical music!
In support of our landmark Classical Revolution Detroit (club classical) series, CutTime won grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, part of its Knight Arts Challenge, and the Kresge Foundation to share magic music across Detroit.
Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life.
- Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Music Critic
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